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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Namie in Japan

Earthquake location 37.3487S, 141.0968WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.2 km (18 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:04:49 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003q5k. Event ids that are associated: us10003q5k. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 06:04:49 / October 21, 2015 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.2 km, 141.0968° East, 37.3487° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Funaishikawa, Ōtawara (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0968° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSE of Namie, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-21 06:04:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-21 06:30:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 456 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003q5k Id of event.
Event Code 10003q5k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003q5k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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